Liverpool club received bad news about the possibility of its star and captain, Virgil van Dyck, missing two matches in the English Premier League, after receiving a direct red card against Newcastle United.
The English Football Association charged Liverpool captain Virgil van Dyck with inappropriate behavior, after he received a red card and was sent off during the match against Newcastle last Sunday.
Dutch international Van Dyck was sent off for violent interference with Alexander Issak during the first half of the match, which ended with Liverpool’s 1-2 victory at St James’ Park, but he initially refused to leave the field and objected to referee John Brooks.
By obtaining the red card, Van Dyck will automatically miss the next match, which is scheduled against Aston Villa, but the suspension penalty may increase, which also threatens his absence from the next match against Wolverhampton.
And the FA said in a statement: “Virgil van Dijk is accused of violating Article E 3.1 of the FA Code of Ethics and Misconduct following his actions during Liverpool’s match against Newcastle in the Premier League on Sunday 27 August.”
The federation added: “The allegations indicate that the defender acted inappropriately and used offensive or insulting words towards the match referee.”
Van Dyck can submit a statement regarding his response to the charge against him, within a deadline that expires next Friday, according to the British news agency, BA Media.